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Technical Tidbits 12/31: Yellow Jackets Close Out 2020 With Win Over Tar Heels

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Tech defeats UNC 72-67.

NCAA Basketball: North Carolina at Georgia Tech Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

If you’re like me, you probably had to listen to last night’s Yellow Jackets men’s basketball game on the radio. This article provides some photos from that game for a more visual experience. The Yellow Jackets had to fight their way back after being down by as much as eleven points against the Tar Heels. In the end the Yellow Jackets finished off the Tar Heels 72-67. With this win Tech improves to 5-3 on the season and 1-1 in the ACC. The game against the Tar Heels resumed conference play for the Yellow Jackets whose remaining games will be against conference rivals. Looking at the statistics from the game, the Yellow Jackets shot fairly well making 27 of 51 shots for a 52.9 field goal percentage; this includes 10 of 22 three pointers.

As the year comes to an end, in case you’re thinking about donating to charity, the Georgia Tech Athletic Association is asking for you to consider it in its plans. As we all know, the coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on athletics. Both the football and basketball seasons have been affected with limitations imposed on attendance for both Bobby Dodd Stadium and McCamish Pavilion. This has a direct impact on ticket sales and the overall revenue for the athletic department. So this would be a worthy cause to contribute to.

With the collegiate awards season in full swing, the news only gets better for Yellow Jackets punter Pressley Harvin III. Harvin was named to the Sporting News and American Football Writers Association (FWAA) all-America teams receiving first-team recognition. It has been quite a season (and offseason) for Harvin. Hopefully the good news keeps coming in. Congratulations to him once again!

This isn’t exactly news with the article coming out a couple days ago, but it does highlight how with the offseason getting in full gear, the focus is shifting to recruiting. Head coach Geoff Collins and the Yellow Jackets defense will be getting a reliable player in LB Ayinde Eley.